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Waterfall Canyon House in Spectacular Ophir Valley. Awesome San Juans/ Telluride

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Last updated: 06/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our Waterfall Canyon Victorian home offers all luxury arts and crafts amenities in a truly magnificent setting. Ophir, Colorado, one of the most majestic mountain valleys in the country, is in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado. The peaks rise sharply to 14,000 feet. All winter and summer activities imaginable are at you doorstep.

Just 20 minutes away, historic Telluride hosts a myriad of Musical and cultural festivals, many of international renown, from May through October; music, theater, culinary arts, visual arts, technology and film are celebrated in unique Telluride style.

In the quiet and beauty of Ophir, Colorado; Waterfall Canyon House is appointed in true Arts & Crafts Style and sleeps 4-6 comfortably in 3 bedrooms with fine linens and luxury goosedown comforters. Complete with amenities including fireplaces, indoor and outdoor therapeutic spas, steam shower, sauna, satellite TV system, large screen LCD/LED/2HD TVs, BlueRay, DVR and Bose stereo with music library for all tastes. Fully eqipped chef's kitchen including Espresso machine. We have satellite internet service. Fully landscaped in Summer; Endless Winter Wonderland. PLEASE CHECK OUR OTHER LISTING FOR HAMPTON'S OCEAN COTTAGE.

Keywords: Arts and Crafts Mountain Home


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 06/26/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master: 1 king


  • Upstairs: 1 queen


  • Upstairs: 1 queen


  • Garden Level: 1 double


  • King size beds (1) In master suite, with full bath including steam shower and jacuzzi tub., Queen size Beds (2) in both North and East facing bedrooms. 1 FULL bed in Garden Apartment....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    steam shower also....moreless

  • Upstairs: toilet, shower


  • garden level: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Sauna also...moreless

  • Powder room on Main floor: toilet

    sink and toilet in our cowboy bath...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fine furnishings, gorgeous antiques, chefs kitchens and Comfortable beds. 4-6 max upstairs, 2 max in Apartment....moreless


  • Books:

    Full library of some of the best....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    BlueRay in Master; DVD w/ surround sound in garden level LR; DVR on all TVs...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of classic games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Complete and diverse!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo:

    Bose system w/outdoor speakers too...moreless

  • Television:

    HD Smart TV plus 3D in master; HD in upstairs LR; Big Screen HD, great for movies, garden level apt or media room. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Overwhelming 360 degree views. In your face!!...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Back-country runs right out your door....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Absolute world class back-country terrain for skiing, boarding, biking, hiking heli, sledding, snowshoeing, x-country. Right out of the door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Bar seats 4 in kitchen plus separate dining area for 6 +...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard hot water throughout, infloor bathroom...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, down comforters and duvets. Very cozy....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway with room for 2 vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line (cell service not available here currently)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    In all baths...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Separate laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Throughout house....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Located in the main living room....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Fireplace is high tech and heats like a wood stove....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Rancilio expresso, and Bona Vita coffee Machines...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you'll need and more...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you'll need and more...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    one in main kitchen...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, Sugar, flour, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One in each Kitchen...moreless

  • Stove:

    Dacor gas Cooktop on main level, GE Profile in apt....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Great toaster oven does everything and is nice for smaller cooking projects...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Full wrap-around deck...moreless

  • Boat:

    Ridgeway Delores ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around covered Victorian porch with spectacular views. Stone patio on garden level, fully landscaped rock garden...moreless

  • Golf:

    Telluride Golf Course, Mt. Village...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Lots of Rivers...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    natural landscape with lots of trees for privacy...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Genesis Silver...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    out the door, or Telluride, Park at Meadows free parking 15 mins....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Telluride Downtown Park...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private setting. Partially enclosed to offer privacy plus views of mountains. Open for stargazing. Quite spectacular!!...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    In master suite, along with steam shower....moreless



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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $75
  • cleaning fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Maximum occupancy is 6 guests.

An advance nonrefundable payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required to reserve. The remainder of the rent, plus the damage deposit and any pet fees are due at least 2 weeks prior to arrival date. Pets are considered per each individual circumstance.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 06/26/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Telluride Ski and Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Choose from many in Mtn. Village and Telluride
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Telluride Ski and Golf

Car: Necessary

The house is surrounded by National Forest, just 20 minutes from the town of Telluride and 15 minutes to the ski lifts in Telluride Mountain Village. At 10,000 feet elevation, Ophir, Colorado, provides the most beautiful and challanging Backcountry skiing,Mountain biking, heli-skiing, ski touring, mountaineering, ice and rock climbing, in the lower 48 states.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: Having lived in the mountains all of our adult lives, we built this house in 1994 as the ultimate mountain lodge with long winters in mind. No cabin fever here! We are career cooks and hosts, and MARJOLAINE'S is our catering business for film fests, farmers markets,private events and all music fests.

Why the Owner Chose Ophir, CO, USA:
The Ophir Valley is irresistible for those who dream of living in a real mountain setting. The views are in-your-face, 360° of spectacular! That's a fact! Although only 20 minutes to Telluride ski lifts, Ophir is a whole other world away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We offer an inviting ambience in a spectacular setting in all seasons. We built WATERFALL CANYON House with three levels, each providing it's own privacy and amenities.The garden level is a separate full one bedroom apartment. We have a full professional kitchen, to accommodate our love for cooking and baking which we enjoy sharing with guests. To keep things cozy, there is a wood stove with enough firewood for an Ophir winter; and gas fireplaces upstairs and in Apt. A sauna, outdoor hot tub, and steam shower are there to enjoy after a day of winter sports, or of magnificent high Mountain Hiking. Like our cottage in Amagansett in the Hamptons of Long Island, NY, Ophir is INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL, but at times challenging. That's why, having the experience of living in these mountains for 40+ years, we're always accessible.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 06/26/2016

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  • Waterfall canyon House

    Waterfall canyon House

  • Just Hangin

    Just Hangin

  • Down Valley Fire

    Down Valley Fire

  • South Lookout Peak 
Right out the door
October 2011

    South Lookout Peak Right out the door October 2011

  • Skiing In Ophir(note the skin track)

    Skiing In Ophir(note the skin track)

  • Big Winter Maintenance

    Big Winter Maintenance

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Suite Sunshine Straight Out to Waterfall Canyon

    Master Suite Sunshine Straight Out to Waterfall Canyon

  • Upstairs Garden Arts And Crafts Detail

    Upstairs Garden Arts And Crafts Detail

  • East Facing Bedroom Upstairs

    East Facing Bedroom Upstairs

  • Apartment Full Kitchen With Bar

    Apartment Full Kitchen With Bar

  • MOWGLI lord of the manor(at least he thinks so)

    MOWGLI lord of the manor(at least he thinks so)

  • Lush Summer Bloom

    Lush Summer Bloom

  • Upper Spring Gulch Columbines

    Upper Spring Gulch Columbines

  • Ophir Afternoon

    Ophir Afternoon

  • The Heart n Soul

    The Heart n Soul

  • Moon Over North Lookout Peak

    Moon Over North Lookout Peak

  • ARTS AND CRAFTS living room

    ARTS AND CRAFTS living room

  • Chef's Kitchen with Rancillo Expresso Machine

    Chef's Kitchen with Rancillo Expresso Machine

  • Master Suite Fireplace Stained Glass Detail

    Master Suite Fireplace Stained Glass Detail

  • Upstairs Living Room

    Upstairs Living Room

  • Private Garden 1 Bedroom, Fully Furnished, Full kitchen, Gas Stove, Hot Tub WD

    Private Garden 1 Bedroom, Fully Furnished, Full kitchen, Gas Stove, Hot Tub WD

  • Private Hot Tub

    Private Hot Tub

  • The Paradise Which is The OPHIR VALLEY!!

    The Paradise Which is The OPHIR VALLEY!!

VRBO #138746

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, February 03, 2017

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